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Il Brillo Parlante

#1,324 of 8,617 Restaurants in Rome
#1,589 of 9,389 Places to Eat in Rome
$$$
Neighborhood:
Campo Marzio
Italian, Brew Pub, Pizza, International, Spanish, Pasta
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Via Della Fontanella 12, 00187 Rome, Italy
06-324-3334
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12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lasagne

And reasonable price level. Service was also very efficient and friendly. Right beside huge shopping street via del corso. Just relaxing to sit outside, enjoy cold beer and cigarette during the meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Esa P
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Lahti, Southern Finland, Finland
via mobile
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Rome, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

the place is in the core area of historic center, close basically to anything! I am italian and very picky, they have a great choice among italian delicacies (pizza pasta cheese meat) particular the wine cellar is one of the best in the city and the area! absolutely not turisty, they are open everyday and you can eat all day... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Rome is so busy that awful restaurants survive and mediocre restaurants thrive. If this were the U.S. Brillo would be a bad coffee shop. But because it's Rome and they serve pizza and pasta it's a success, despite the fact that it's just plain bad. Rubbery mozzarella on their flavorless pizzas, flavorless salad and little good to say. Service was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

So I struggled with what rating to give Il Brillo.... I think after you read my review you will agree 3/5 is fitting So we (group of 5 girls) stumbled across the restaurant on a Sunday evening and we were not disappointed.... The service was fabulous from beginning to end.. The manager escorted us to our seats... The bartender (blonde... More 

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We first visited Il Brillo shortly after arriving in Rome. They accommodated us along with our suitcases and we had a great lunch with a selection of their excellent pizzas. Next day we had dinner after a long day at the Vatican we all enjoyed a selection of their pasta dishes - their spinach salad is excellent too. House chianti... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

One of the worst pizzas ever. I had to wait for more than 30mn for a pizza that tasted like a peace of rubber. It was probably warmed up.

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McLean, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great for pizza, beer and traditional Italian dishes. A bit rustic, but charming. Friendly prompt welcoming service. Good for family groups.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This restaurant is really well located in Rome downtown, 50 m away from Piazza del Popolo. The food is really good, specially the Pastas! I like the concept that they serve typical food from the different regions of Italy. The pizzas are also really good and the wine menu is amazing, you should find your wine if the one you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Staff were all really friendly and had a great chat at the Bar whilst waiting for our table. Margherita Pizza with Funghi was excellent, really thin and crispy with excellent tasting tomato sauce.

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Colorado Springs
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Solid restaurant, great pizza, great service. Waited was from Rome but had spent years in California and had U.S. accent. Jus had pizza and beer for snack but everything looked good.

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Lahti, Southern Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

And reasonable price level. Service was also very efficient and friendly. Right beside huge shopping street via del corso. Just relaxing to sit outside, enjoy cold beer and cigarette during the meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Della Fontanella 12, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Campo Marzio
  • Neighborhood: Campo Marzio
  • Phone Number: 06-324-3334

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 55
  • Cuisine: Italian, Brew Pub, Pizza, International, Spanish, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Campo Marzio
From its original role as ancient army training fields to its present-day identity as one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods, the Campo Marzio is the best place to get lost in Rome. Gorgeous Renaissance and Baroque palazzos line the streets, and are filled with enticing boutiques and food shops. By day, Rome’s best-dressed denizens criss-cross its streets in a fashionable parade of errands, occasionally pausing to look fabulous in gorgeous piazzas like San Lorenzo in Lucina. Campo Marzio can be a bit of a sleeper after aperitivi hour (9pm), so visit by day and experience the pulse of daytime Rome.
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